This newsletter headline: - The testing conferences in January and March 2017 - The latest news and headlines of software testing industry during the last week. - Software testing knowledge and best practices shared by the industry experts

Industry News


Test Management Forum, London, UK, January 25 2017 – Software Testing Magazine

The Test Management Forum is a one-day conference on software testing that takes place in London. This afternoon event proposes several talks that explore all the aspect of software testing and software quality from Agile approaches to DevOps.

SIGIST Spring Conference, London, UK, March 14 2017Software Testing Magazine

The 2017 SIGIST Spring Conference will take place March 15. This is a one-day conference about software testing organized by the Specialist Group in Software Testing of the British Computer Society (BCS).

NuoDB 2.6 Delivers Elastic SQL Database for Scaling Cloud ApplicationsSoftware Development Tools

NuoDB has released NuoDB 2.6 to enable customers to elastically scale out their modern cloud applications as part of their digital transformation efforts. With formal support for active-active database deployments across Amazon Web Services (AWS) Availability Zones, NuoDB 2.6 enables organizations to maximize their AWS investments including better availability, utilization, performance, and resiliency

TestComplete 12.2 Released - Software Testing Magazine

SmartBear Software has, announced TestComplete 12.2, which now connects to an on demand cloud testing lab. New Environment Manager, available with TestComplete 12.2, enables access to over 500 real testing environments comprising combinations of operating systems, browsers and screen resolutions. Environment Manager is powered by CrossBrowserTesting, a division of SmartBear acquired in 2016.

Rapise 5.0 Released by Inflectra to Provide the Ultimate IDE for Testers - Software Development Tools

Inflectra is pleased to announce the release of Rapise 5.0, the latest version of its Rapise test automation platform. Rapise is the most comprehensive and powerful automated testing solution on the market. With its latest version, Rapise offers testers a single platform to test web, mobile and desktop applications as well as web service APIs.

Synopsys Acquires ForcheckSoftware Testing Magazine

Synopsys announced that it has completed its acquisition of certain assets of Forcheck b.v., a privately held software company based in the Netherlands that provides a static analysis tool for detecting coding defects and anomalies in Fortran applications. This acquisition provides Synopsys with additional static analysis technology to extend the capabilities of its Software Integrity Platform and create new business opportunities.

COBIT 5/CMMI Practices Pathway Tool to Deliver Greater Value - Software Development Tools

A new tool connecting the COBIT 5 framework and CMMI capability improvement models provides business IT practitioners guidance on how to deliver additional value to stakeholders by strengthening process designs. The COBIT 5/CMMI Practices Pathway Tool can be leveraged to utilize organizational resources more effectively, measure performance more accurately and lower costs through stronger governance. 

Testing Best Practices


What IoT and Embedded Device Testers Can Learn from the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal – Sticky Minds

In 2015, it was discovered that Volkswagen had equipped millions of its cars with software to cheat on diesel emissions tests. It was a team of independent testers that uncovered the fraud. Jon Hagar tells testers what they can take away from the scandal and gives some recommendations to consider in order to improve the test industry for IoT and embedded systems.

Geb Tutorial – Browser Automation Testing Using Geb Tool – Software Testing Help

Geb (pronounced “jeb”) is the answer to the challenges of browser automation. It is a very effective tool to perform automation testing over the web.

How to Build a Test Engineering Culture – Software Testing Magazine

Test Engineering culture emphasises on quality ownership by all involved in a project and redefines the role of testers as engineers as quality enablers instead of gate keepers. This talk shares the experience to build a test engineering culture across the organization, how does it vary with the size of the team and the company and the role of software testersin building this culture by enabling others with tools and processes for quality improvements.